Saturday, October 9, 2010
The search for Simplicity
For some time now, I have been on a search for simplicity in my life and that of my family. I look at my children in awe of how they can remember the smallest detail of any given moment. Through my years of schooling, I know this occurs because their little minds are simple. Our minds are cluttered which is why I can't even remember where I left my glasses this morning. It goes even beyond our minds though. My home he is full of "things" that serve no purpose in our daily lives. The Wii game we had to have, the swing every baby needs, the toaster oven I might use next month. I try to declutter, purge, etc. I even took 5 bags of clothes and 6 boxes of stuff to donation last week yet the "stuff" keeps showing up. Then we clutter our schedules. Pictures for the kids, dinner with the neighbors, play groups, helping a friend, etc. Before you know it, another year has past that you wonder where it went. Simplicity in life is far from simple to define. I'm certain though that it involves sustainable living, decluttering, and not keeping up with the Jones. Stay tuned as we continue our homeschooling journey and try to teach our children that the simple life is truly the enjoyable life.